If you arrived here because you are thinking about joining a running club then you have come to the right place. Why not come along to our Wednesday night training sessions and try out our friendly welcoming Club. Take out membership and enjoy the experience of Club running. Not sure if you want to join up - then try before you buy. Run with us as a guest for a few weeks before signing. See the Members' Page for more info.
The countdown is on for the thirteenth staging of this hugely popular fixture in the race calendar.
Incorporating both the seventh race in the Warwickshire Road Race League and the Midland Counties 10k Road Championship the event will be a major attraction for local athletes. New this year is a Corporate Team prize for non-club runners.
The race organisers have again chosen to work with the children's charity Zoë's Place as the main beneficiary. The race also supports the Allesley Festival and Allesley Scouts.
Online and postal entries accepted.
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New Wednesday Training Session
A new group session has been added to the Wednesday night training schedule. Aimed at those wanting to add some distance training the group will take in runs of between 7 and 9 miles, with fartleks, snake runs and the like thrown in to offer a good middle distance session - perfect for half & marathon training. Pace will be 8-9 minute miling (ish), and sets will be organised so that everyone benefits and no-one gets left behind.
Weekly sessions will be posted on the training page.
Training for Distance?
Sunday morning training sessions targeted towards the half and full marathon
distances start from the Jag Club at 9am
on Sundays. With an eye on events such as the Kenilworth and Birmingham half-marathons
and the Nottingham and Abingdon marathons later this year, the weekly
training plan will take in a variety of routes, with distances designed to
get you in perfect shape for your race day.
See training plan
The Club's Summer Handicap Series comprises six races, staged
on the first Wednesday of each month from April through to September, and
is a hugely popular fixture both for Club regulars and for guests. Race 2
on Wednesday 6 May saw a another good turnout of 66 members
and guests. First lady home was Clare Arden,
with newcomer John Smith gaining maximum points for the
men. After two races Clare Arden moves to the top of the ladies' table,
whilst Tony Bowe retains his position 5 points clear at the top of the
Race 3 is on 3 June.
More details Results of race 2
Wednesday 24 June
A Club night with a difference. A 3-leg relay race on country lanes, with teams made up of runners of differing abilities. Expert team selection and timekeeping normally results in an exciting finish. Prizes too.
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A Club night event with a challenge
Travel by train to the start point and
then race your clubmates back to the finish. The challenge
is to negotiate the mainly off-road route without falling or getting lost.
Meet at Tile Hill Station at around 7pm in time to catch the Centro 7.15pm-ish train to Hampton in Arden. Drinks in the Bell Inn afterwards.
More details on the Race the Train page
A range of Club branded running apparel is now available to
purchase at attractive prices.
Take a look at the kit page to see what's on offer.
For Northbrook men the final race of this season's Birmingham Cross-Country
League would decide the outcome - promotion to Division 2 or remaining
in Division 3. Going into Race 4 at Wyken Croft on 7 February Northbrook
were in 4th place and 85 points adrift of third-placed Massey Ferguson.
Despite strong performances by the leading counters, including spirited
sprint finishes by Scott Shepherd and Club Coach John Wilson, the
final result saw Northbrook's hopes of promotion dashed as the competition
on the day proved just too strong.
Northbrook men's A team finished 4th on the day, and in 4th place overall. The B team finished in 2nd place on the day, and held on to 2nd place overall. A good team effort by all throughout the season.
In the women's race at Wolverhampton, Northbrook ladies finished in 6th place
overall, with Northbrook Ladies Masters finishing in 2nd place overall.The
Northbrook ladies' team was the highest placed Coventry club.
Northbrook results ...
Recent Race Results
Follow the exploits and successes of Club members by checking out
Recent Northbrook race results
The committee meets every month to discuss Club matters and things that affect you. Read the minutes of the committee meeting on 20 April.
Runners of the Month
Martin Winch for
sub-3 hour marathon at Manchester.
Amy Burdis for several recent PB's.
Northbrook AC has been named as
Club of the Year by the organisers of the 2015 Coventry
Half-Marathon in a competiton open to all
local running clubs. Clubs were invited to submit details of their activities
and the support they could offer to the half-marathon which takes place on
A spokesperson for the organisers GO2 said: "We were really impressed with your application and think you will be an excellent addition to the Coventry Half Marathon".
Mark Baker, Club Secretary said: “Northbrook Athletic Club is excited to be selected as the Decathlon Coventry’s Half Marathon Club of the Year. The friendly atmosphere at Northbrook encourages runners of all abilities to reach their goal."
Northbrook's welcoming atmosphere and the training plans specially
designed for the
Myton Hospice runners contributions to the Club's success.
In return, to show our support, we agreed to provide at least 10 volunteers on the day to help with marshalling, drink stations, etc., and to provide pacers for various groups.
More details on the Coventry's Half-Marathon website.
Coventry Half-Marathon Northbrook results
Ladies Marathon Club Record Smashed - Again
Running a superb 3:01:15 Ladies
Club Captain Amanda Deavy set a new ladies'
club record for the distance at the Manchester Marathon on 19 April.
Already club record holder for the distance (set at the Abingdon marathon
in October 2014) Amanda knocked more than 7 minutes off her previous
best time, and finished 4th LV35.
See all Club records
Northbrook Ladies Claimed 2nd Place
The Cotswold Hilly 100 is a 100 mile road relay race that is divided into 10 legs each of approx 10 miles. The race starts at the American Fountain, Market Square in Stratford upon Avon and finishes at the Stratford Sports Club and follows a route of mainly minor roads that meanders through the Cotswolds. As the name suggests there are a number of 'undulations' throughout the route. Teams start at either 5am, 6am or 7am depending on their predicted overall time. Northbrook entered 5 teams. Results
Northbrook Helps Myton to Success in Coventry Half-Marathon
Myton Hospice entrants to the Coventry Half-Marathon appreciated the invitation to join in the Northbrook Sunday morning training sessions. Their improved running enhanced their half-marathon experience.
£2000 Gift to Zoë's Place
The Northbrook 10k Race Committee selected Zoë's Place
as the major fundraising beneficiary of the 2014 event. At the Annual Northbrook
Awards evening on 25th January, Race Director Tony French presented
a cheque for £2000 to Zoë's Place Corporate Fundraiser Lyn Armstrong.
Since its inception 12 years ago, the 10k road race has donated nearly £13000 to local charities.
Zoë's Place will again be the main beneficiary of the 2015 event, taking place on Sunday 12 July. See more details.
Serial Marathoner Gets Century
The Club's serial Marathon runner Tony Bowe claimed
his 100th completion of the distance during the 4-day epic Marathon event at
Milton Keynes on 7 February. Tony is now an expert in the topography of
Caldecotte Lake, a piece of water he circumnavigated 28 times during the event.
Northbrook Road Race Champs
The Road Race tables are compiled from Summer Handicap results, and from results
of qualifying races sent in to the web site. Two weeks from the end of the
year and Stuart Lumsden is keeping his lead at the
top of the men's table, with Amanda Deavy holding on at the top
of the ladies' listing. John Wilson
still leads the MV40 table, but Pete Fellows has put
himself comfortably in the lead at the top of the MV50 table.
Amanda Deavy and Sarah McNaney both hold on to their places at the
top of the ladies' vets tables.
Northbrook Road Race Champs 2014
Warwickshire Road Race League
A series of 10 middle-distance road races starting with the Two Castles
10k in June and finishing with the Rugby 10 mile in October.
In the 2014 series, Northbrook's Amanda Deavy finished 1st LV35, Peter Fellows 3rd MV55 and Anne Hughes 2nd LV55.
In the team placings, Northbrook Ladies finished 6th; Northbrook Men in 7th.
Read more ...
Go to Northbrook WRRL web page for Northbrook standings.
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Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
It's free but you must register in advance - go to Coventry parkrun web site
If you haven't yet come across this web site you might like to check it out. There's lots of useful stuff there, all beautifully presented, and there's a delightful animated video that's both amusing and inspiring.